Works about Jane Addams
Bryan, Mary Lynn McCree. The Selected Papers of Jane Addams, Volume 1, Preparing to Lead, 1860-81. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2003.
Davis, Allen F. American Heroine: The Life and Legend of Jane Addams. London: Oxford University Press, 1973.
Deegan, Mary Jo. Jane Addams and the Men of the Chicago School, 1892-1918. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, 1988.
Diliberto, Gioia. A Useful Woman: The Early Life of Jane Addams. New York, NY: Scribner, 1999.
Elshtain, Jean Bethke. Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2001.
Farrell, John C. Beloved Lady: A History of Jane Addams' Ideas on Reform and Peace. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1967.
Joslin, Katherine. Jane Addams, A Writer's Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004.
Knight, Louise W. Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.
Levine, Daniel. Jane Addams and the Liberal Tradition. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1971.
Linn, James Weber. Jane Addams: A Biography. 1935. Reprint. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000.
Polikoff, Barbara Garland. With One Bold Act: The Story of Jane Addams. Chicago: Boswell Books, 1999.
Brown, Victoria. "Jane Addams." In Women Building Chicago, 1790-1990: A Biographical Dictionary. Edited by Rima Lunin Schultz and Adele Hast. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.
Cook, Blanche Wiesen. "Female Support Networks and Political Activism: Lillian Wald, Crystal Eastman, Emma Goldman." In A Heritage of Her Own: Toward A New Social History of American Women. Edited by Nancy F. Cott and Elizabeth H. Pleck. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979.
Lasch, Christopher. "Jane Addams: The College Woman and the Family Claim." In The New Radicalism in America (1889-1963): The Intellectual as a Social Type, 3-37. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966.
Seigfried, Charlene Haddock. Introduction to Democracy and Social Ethics by Jane Addams. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000.
Works about Jane Addams For Young Readers
Elementary School Level:
Arnold, Caroline. Children of the Settlement Houses. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books Inc., 1998. (Grades 3-6).
Edge, Laura B. A Personal Tour of Hull-House. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2001.
Gilbert, Miriam. Jane Addams: World Neighbor. Makers of America. New York: Abingdon Press, 1960. (Favorable telling through dialogue that reads independently at 6th grade.)
Gleiter, Jan and Kathleen Thompson. Jane Addams. Milwaukee: Raintree Childrens Books, 1988. (Flexible introductory reader that appeals to 3-5th grade. Reads independently at 5th grade. The realistic story and language along with the child's point of view and stimulating illustrations encourage and hold interest at three levels.)
Glowacki, Peggy and Julia Hendry. Hull-House. Chicago: Arcadia, 2004.
Grant, Matthew G. Jane Addams: Helper of the Poor. Gallery of Great Americans Series. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 1974. (Simply written for 6-7th grade. Illustrations and simplicity suggest reading aloud with instruction at lower grades.)
Johnson, Ann Donegan. The Value of Friendship: The Story of Jane Addams. Value Tales. La Jolla, CA: Value Communications, 1979. (4th grade. Highly fictionalized account.)
Judson, Clara Ingram. City Neighbor: The Story of Jane Addams. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. (Simple telling through dialogue and narrative that is independent leisure reading at 7th grade.)
Keller, Gail Faithfull. Jane Addams. A Crowell Biography. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1971. (6th grade reading level but highly simplified content.)
Kent, Deborah. Jane Addams and Hull-House. Cornerstones of Freedom. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1992. (3rd through 6th grade reading level. Includes photographs.)
McPherson, Stephanie Sammartino. Peace and Bread: The Story of Jane Addams. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books Inc., 1993. (For ages 9-12)
McPherson, Stephanie Sammartino. The Workers’ Detective: A Story About Dr. Alice Hamilton. Minneapolis, Carolrhoda Books Inc., 1992. (For grades 4-8)
Mooney, Elizabeth Comstock. Jane Addams. Library of American Heroes. Chicago: Follett Publishing Co., 1968. (Leisure story that reads independently at 8th grade. Syntax and language raise readability higher than concepts suggest.)
Piotrowski, Bonnie, ed. "Jane Addams, 1860-1935." Cobblestone, Vol. 20:3, March 1999. Cobblestone Publishing Company, Petersborough, NH. (For grades 4-9)
Wagoner, Jean Brown. Jane Addams: Little Lame Girl. 1944. Reprint. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1962. (3rd grade. Widely read but dated interpretation.)
Secondary School Level:
Addams, Jane. Twenty Years at Hull-House. (Abridged). Edited by Victoria Bissell Brown. Bedford Series in History and Culture. Boston/New York: Bedford St. Martins Press, 1999.
Kittredge, Mary. Jane Addams. American Women of Achievement Series. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1988. (Supplemental, special interest reader at the high school level. Historic photos and illustrations complement a straightforward and energetic writing style that instructs and encourages the reader.)
Meigs, Cornelia. Jane Addams: Pioneer for Social Justice. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1970. (Historical high school level reader. Well organized and detailed. Direct instruction tool, aid in student research projects, and good biography for interested reader.)
Parks, Deborah A. Jane Addams: Freedom's Innovator. Time-Life History Makers Series. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life, 2000.